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First, you may be asking yourself how diseases and pandemics have anything to do with dangerous gases and atmospheric heating. It’s simple really. There are various types of microbes that eat methane. They live deep underground and they live 30,000 feet into the air. Basically, they are everywhere and they feed off methane hydrates.
The theory goes something like this. The more methane increases it becomes a feeding frenzy for the microbes. What happens when these microbes have more than enough to eat? They multiply. As methane release increases, there is naturally going to be a rapid increase in the microbes that feed.
Through the evolution of bacteria over millions of years you can expect that other species of bacteria can also experience growth. As one species of bacteria rapidly increases, others will follow. I propose in this theory that as the microbes continuously feed on the increased methane hydrates, other bacteria are following the lead, thus, literally thousands of species of bacteria and viruses are experiencing phenomenal growth all over the planet.
The only way I see this getting the attention it deserves is when we experience a sudden mass human die off without explanation.
It's going to take a gut punch of an event to garner attention to this. Bird, fish, dolphins, elk, etc. no problem but when aunt Sally and the entire bingo hall fall dead people then will take notice.
Something is killing large numbers of a keystone species off the Oregon Coast. Federal researchers say it could spell danger for the region’s other marine life.
Bill Peterson, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, said in the past few weeks millions of dead North Pacific krill have washed up on beaches between Newport and Eureka, Calif.
“The odd thing is that this seems to be happening in both places at the same time,” he said. The North Pacific species lives largely on the eastern side of the ocean, predominantly between southern California and southern Alaska. Peterson said they’re typically found along the continental shelf.
The shrimp-like crustaceans are an important food source for Chinook and coho salmon in the Pacific Ocean, as well as many other species of birds, fish and marine mammals.
“This is the main food for fish offshore,” Peterson said.
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I have a friend who fishes off the coast of Alaska for cod and haddock. He has been doing it for years and used to make a great living at it...driving around in a brand new RV, had three homes and all kinds of toys. I just talked to him when he was home for a couple of weeks and said that the company was calling him back out, but he didn't want to go because they literally aren't catching anything. I listened to him tell a hard story about how he's not making any money because they are paid strictly on commission for the loads of fish they bring in. All I could think about is...where are all the fish? Could there be much more fish die-off than we even know about. How much fish are dying out in the sea that don't wash up on shore for us to know about? Very scary to think about.
I'm not sure but I thought I read somewhere that the Fukushima leak isn't affecting our coast yet, but will be in the near future. I still think these die offs on the west coast are more related to hydrogen sulfide and methane plumes.
1000 tons of polluted Fukushima rain water dumped into the sea
Posted on September 17, 2013
September 17, 2013 – JAPAN - The operator of the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it dumped more than 1,000 tons of polluted water into the sea after a typhoon raked the facility. Typhoon Man-yi smashed into Japan on Monday, bringing with it heavy rain that caused flooding in some parts of the country, including the ancient city of Kyoto. The rain also lashed near the broken plant run by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), swamping enclosure walls around clusters of water tanks containing toxic water that was used to cool broken reactors. Some of the tanks were earlier found to be leaking contaminated water........The problem has been worsened by leaks in some of those tanks that are believed to have seeped into groundwater and run out to sea. Separately, around 300 tons of mildly contaminated groundwater is entering the ocean every day having passed under the reactors, TEPCO says. -SBS
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Lets not be so quick...we need to realize that all the Japanese government and TEPCO have been doing is covering up the Fukushima disaster from day one. In my opinion, we have no reason to believe the damage is not as bad as they claim. It's likely a lot worse. But why make everyone panic over a situation that is "out of control"edit on 17-9-2013 by DragonFire1024 because: clarify
Tokyo: Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, said on Monday that a patrol of workers had found a new area of high radiation near tanks used to store contaminated water.
The steam appeared as TEPCO found more evidence that radioactive waste water at the plant was contaminating groundwater that is on its way to the sea. Thousands of tonnes of water were poured on the reactors to tame the meltdowns sparked by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. TEPCO says their temperature is now stable but they need to be kept cool to prevent them running out of control again.
I live in Connecticut on Long Island Sound for hundreds of years the sound has produced the best oysters, clams and Lobsters only second to Maine. Bot after 2000 there was a huge lobster die off, they are many ideas why this happened ,but the best one is spraying for mosquitos for encephalitis. There use to be like over 200 lobster fishermen ...now like 20. Not to mention the decrease in shell fish. DEP said it was ok to spray it would not affect the environment!
Yep just like 9/11 just clean up the dust it won't hurt you!
I have many friend with families now have %50 less lung capacity or less.
YEP! keep believing our Government and we will all be OK!
Lurking in the dark waters of Long Island Sound is a mysterious place known as Plum Island. Just ten miles off the coast of Connecticut, this tiny speck of land has long been rumored to be the epicenter of top-secret biowarfare research. The U.S. government acknowledges that the island is home to a scientific facility. Its stated purpose is to study animal-borne diseases. But investigators are beginning to uncover startling new facts about this forbidding place. Insiders and ex-employees have come forward to tell their stories. From security breaches in germ labs, to escaped diseases and potential mass epidemics, this is the real Plum Island story.
But the government denies anything is wrong.
I looked up the effects of too much methane: lack of muscle coordination, emotional upset, lower oxygen levels so increased breathing and pulse, respiratory collapse, nausea, unconsciousness, and death. I remember a statement after a fish die off that it was due to lack of oxygen. Interesting theory.
We have a big die off happening here right now, where I live. It began with massive numbers of wild boar being found dead everywhere, and in the last few days, that has increased to include deer, goats, sheep, and a donkey.
Testing is frantically being done, while the hunters are upset because they will have no game, and a ban on consumption of these animals is up until they find the cause.
Everyone is starting to panic, as we worry about our water sources, and I am concerned about my pets and the possibility of a virus.
It is really strange.
I doubt it is radiation from Fukushima, in South France.... and GMO's are banned here, water is not recycled, fracking has also been kept out. We've had a mild summer, with plenty of water, not excessive heat. I haven't an idea.edit on 19-9-2013 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)